Literary Precedents for Uniqueness

  • C. R. Snyder
  • Howard L. Fromkin
Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (PSPS)


Uniqueness seeking is a phenomenon that has only recently become the subject of much systematic research and empirical investigation. However, as is often true of psychological principles, literary thought was exploring uniqueness seeking long before the phenomenon was investigated empirically. Therefore, as an introduction to more formal research on uniqueness, evidence for the need to see ourselves as unique is traced in the present chapter through several forms of literature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Snyder
    • 1
  • Howard L. Fromkin
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.York UniversityDownsviewCanada

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